Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts in USA

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A bachelor's degree is given to students who fulfill the necessary requirements given by the college or university they are attending. The requirements include three to seven years of focus on a subject, typically referred to as a major or concentration.

Studying the performing arts can be as much an academic pursuit as it is a technical one. Explore the depths of the theory and practice of dance, theater, music and performance art in one interdisciplinary field.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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Bachelor of Music in Performance (Contemporary Styles)

Musicians Institute
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Hollywood

Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies. [+]

Best Bachelors in Performing Arts in USA 2017/2018. Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies. Language and Rationality: minimum of 12 semester-units or 18 quarter-units in: English Composition: at least 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units Communication and Analytical Thinking: at least 6 semester-units or 9 quarter-units: Speech Philosophy English Mathematics Natural Sciences: minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in: Physical Universe (Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Oceanography, Physical Science, Physics) Life Forms (Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology, Microbiology, Physiology) Humanities: minimum of 6 semester-units or 9 quarter-units* in: The Arts (Architecture, Cinema, Photography, Theater) The Humanities (Foreign Language, Humanities, Linguistics, Speech, Literature, Philosophy) Social and Behavioral Sciences: minimum of 9 semester-units or 13.5 quarter-units, including: Minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in American Institutions and Government Minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in: Social and Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Family & Consumer Studies, Geography, History, Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology Economics and Politics (Business, Economics, Journalism, Law, Political Science) Additional options for study include: BM-Performance (Minor in Music Industry Studies) The Minor in Music Industry Studies provides an opportunity for Performance Majors to include concentrated studies in record company management and independent artist management and promotion. Minor Area studies replace some Supportive Music requirements and additional credits allow for greater depth in the Minor Area while retaining the comprehensive scope of the Performance Degree. Click Here for overall credit requirements. BM-Performance (Minor in Audio Production) The... [-]

Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Drum Performance

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pasadena

The drum major at LACM focuses your studies on learning your instrument and on learning to play with others. The curriculum improves motor skills, technique and sound, presents contemporary rhythm concepts, and develops a wide range of repertoire across all styles. Additionally, it develops modern studio recording skills and informs students of important music business practices for any independent musician. [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. The drum major at LACM focuses your studies on learning your instrument and on learning to play with others. The curriculum improves motor skills, technique and sound, presents contemporary rhythm concepts, and develops a wide range of repertoire across all styles. Additionally, it develops modern studio recording skills and informs students of important music business practices for any independent musician. The drum curriculum was created by world renowned department co-chairs Ralph Humphrey and Joe Porcaro. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: Bachelor Program (12 quarters), A.A. Program (6 quarters), and Diploma Program (4 quarters). [-]

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Modern Music

Visible Music College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Memphis

The Modern Music program offers relevant training in skill and character for musicians, artists, and leaders who want to succeed in modern music, either serving in the church or performing in today’s music industry. [+]

Best Bachelors in Performing Arts in USA 2017/2018. MODERN MUSIC The Modern Music program offers relevant training in skill and character for musicians, artists, and leaders who want to succeed in modern music, either serving in the church or performing in today’s music industry. The program and curriculum is designed to give the student both the academic knowledge necessary for a career in popular music and the vocational experience and spiritual growth needed to succeed in the field of ministry and life. Whether you sing, lead worship, play guitar, horns, strings, drums, or any musical instrument, Visible Music College has a place for you – in the band! Our unique program puts you into a band in your first semester of college, playing the best music in the world, learning band dynamics, signing contracts, recording, and playing live your first year. [-]

Bachelor of Music

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 4 years January 2018 USA Edmond

The School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma offers five undergraduate degree programs: a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Vocal Performance, a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Instrumental Performance, a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Musical Theatre, a Bachelor of Music Education: Vocal, and a Bachelor of Music Education: Instrumental. [+]

The mission of the School of Music is leading in musical excellence through transformative teaching, performing and scholarly activity. The University of Central Oklahoma's School of Music is recognized nationwide as one of Oklahoma's foremost institutions for preparing professional musicians in all fields due to the following: High academic and performance standards Gifted faculty of conductors, studio teachers, composers, historians, theorists, music educators, scholars and administrators Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music Variety of instrumental ensembles, choral groups, opera groups and musical theatre troupes that travel nationally and internationally Opportunities to provide music for professional venues, schools, conventions and on the UCO campus Alumni are staffed nationwide in public schools and universities as well as performing with recognized musical theater companies, opera companies, service bands, orchestras, leading jazz ensembles and recording studios throughout the country The School of Music maintains a high level of commitment to its students, alumni and musical community; it is dedicated to assisting them in meeting the challenges of an ever-broadening and diversifying musical world. The School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma offers five undergraduate degree programs: a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Vocal Performance, a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Instrumental Performance, a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Musical Theatre, a Bachelor of Music Education: Vocal, and a Bachelor of Music Education: Instrumental. Thank you for your interest in the undergraduate degree programs offered by the School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma. Faculty members in the... [-]

Bachelor of Music: Instrumental

Mansfield University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Mansfield

For those talented musicians interested in refining their skills to prepare for careers as performing musicians, Mansfield University's Bachelor of Music degree in Performance is a great match. [+]

Best Bachelors in Performing Arts in USA 2017/2018. For those talented musicians interested in refining their skills to prepare for careers as performing musicians, Mansfield University's Bachelor of Music degree in Performance is a great match. Offered in Piano, Voice, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, and Percussion. This program focuses on the development of the student's technique and artistry, ensemble dynamics, knowledge of repertoire, and practical pedagogical techniques. Take advantage of the many performance opportunities available to you. Our ensembles tour annually, frequently going throughout the US and abroad. Our students regularly perform solo engagements throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and all around the Northeast. Work with accomplished musicians and teachers - Mansfield University Music faculty are known throughout the region, the country, and the world. Take advantage of Mansfield University's cutting-edge recording equipment to create audition CDs. Students who choose this degree should be fully aware of the professional commitment they are making to the art of music. They should expect to continue their studies at the graduate level and to spend their lives in the constant pursuit of excellence through disciplined practice, study, and performance. Students may be admitted to the program either at the time of their audition or may arrange an audition after beginning their studies at Mansfield University. Recent graduates have been accepted at the following graduate schools: Rutgers University Carnegie-Melon University Eastman School of Music Harte School of Music Ball State University University of... [-]

Bachelor in Music

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Green Bay

The Music program is a leader in the performing arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay providing a musical education grounded in performance, historical, and cultural contexts. The program offers music courses to all University students to broaden their understanding and enjoyment of music as a fine art. [+]

The Music program is a leader in the performing arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay providing a musical education grounded in performance, historical, and cultural contexts. The program offers music courses to all University students to broaden their understanding and enjoyment of music as a fine art. We offer a comprehensive array of experiences that can be individualized within the context of an outstanding liberal arts education and the amenities of a multifaceted university. Music ensembles are open to all university students who successfully audition. Great musical experiences and a fine music education begin with an outstanding faculty. At UW Green Bay students have the opportunity to study with experts on their instrument or voice. Our faculty of professional musicians are creative artists who make teaching their first priority. Being a musician requires not only talent, desire, and hard work, but it also requires an environment in which you can develop your musical talents to their fullest. The UW Green Bay Music program provides a supportive environment along with the thorough education you need to succeed. A fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Music program offers two degrees, a professional degree – the Bachelor of Music, and a liberal arts degree – the Bachelor of Arts. The Bachelor of Music in Music Education prepares students to enter the teaching profession, with Wisconsin DPI licensure available in Pre-K-12 Choral and General Music, and Pre-K-12 Instrumental and General Music. The Bachelor of Music in... [-]

Dual Bachelor in Business Administration and Music

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Grand Rapids

Designed for the student who is interested in music industry management. [+]

Best Bachelors in Performing Arts in USA 2017/2018. Why Study Music? The mission of the Music Department in support of the mission of Aquinas College is to provide both to the music major and general education students: first, a deeper understanding and experience of music from the abundant diversity of cultures present today and through the ages; and, second, the verbal and technical skills to communicate that knowledge of music. How We're Different $70,000 in music department scholarships have been awarded for 2015-2016. Starting in October,applications are being accepted for next year. Students intern with area arts organizations and businesses including opera companies, touring Christian bands, schools of music, symphonies, international touring performers, travel agencies specializing in touring groups, and more. We host performances of exciting new works each semester by our student ensembles, faculty members, graduates and guest artists, in collaboration with rising star composers. We offer two professional degrees - Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music in Liturgical Music - as well as a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Performance or Jazz ,and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Dual Major in Business and Music. Faculty performances and presentations have taken place at scholarly conferences, festivals, and conventions, and in concert halls ,cathedrals, outdoor venues, clubs, and universities across the U.S. and Europe, in Guinea West Africa, Japan, and South America. Graduates are leaders in music education, music ministry, performance, jazz studies, and music business. Liturgical music students prepare for their careers through... [-]

BM in Music Therapy

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Waverly

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. [+]

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa. The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. A six month internship post coursework is required before sitting for the board certification exam. Music Department Fast Facts Wartburg offers four-year majors/degrees. This means one year less tuition and one more year of salary when compared with a state university. The college offers the only B.A. in church music in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa with a music therapy degree. The music department boasts a 100 percent job/graduate school placement rate for ALL graduates. Wartburg is one of only three colleges in Iowa to be certified by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The college is the only Iowa school that offers ethnomusicology as an active part of the music curriculum. Music education students start field experience in their first year. Course Requirements... [-]

Bachelor in Musical Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Raleigh

Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features an intense, specialized and synchronized curriculum. [+]

Best Bachelors in Performing Arts in USA 2017/2018. William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the... [-]

Bachelor in Music

University of Redlands
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Redlands

In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are... [+]

Bachelor in Music In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Whether music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the diverse, musical environment found on campus. At Redlands you can perform in: Wind Ensemble Symphonic Band University Orchestra University Choir Bel Canto Chapel Singers Opera Workshop Studio Big Band Percussion Ensemble Guitar Ensembles Jazz Improvisation Ensemble A variety of academic scholarships are available at the University of Redlands. In addition, the School of Music offers music scholarships for those majoring or minoring in music. The office of Student Financial Services offers financial assistance to more than 80 percent of the student body. Assistance can be in the form of grants, loans and work-study. Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Music Performance Composition Music Education Music Admissions In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a... [-]

Bachelor in Music Business

Greenville University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Greenville

The constantly changing climate of the music business serves as the backdrop for the Music Business Major. Students learn by studying a wide range of topics, including Copyright, Record Contracts, Music Publishing, Artists Management, Record Company Operations, Internet Marketing and Distribution and International Music Business. [+]

Best Bachelors in Performing Arts in USA 2017/2018. The constantly changing climate of the music business serves as the backdrop for the Music Business Major. Students learn by studying a wide range of topics, including Copyright, Record Contracts, Music Publishing, Artists Management, Record Company Operations, Internet Marketing and Distribution and International Music Business. Greenville College has served as the launching pad for numerous producers, managers and promoters. The Music Business Major is designed to combine real-life work experience with classroom instruction in order to prepare graduates for entry and mid-level careers. Career opportunities for outstanding Music Business majors include positions at major and independent companies in areas such as commercial and independent music production, booking, artists and business management, marketing, promotion, publicity, music publishing and entertainment law. Graduates also pursue a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities as business owners and independent contractors. Entrance Requirements Greenville College admits students who desire to achieve a liberal arts education in an evangelical Christian context. Members of this community are either committed to Christ or are sympathetic to the Christian perspective. Applicants are evaluated by consideration of their academic record, test scores, references, interviews, and participation in extracurricular activities. To be considered for admission, students must submit the following: A completed Application for Admission, including full responses to the application essays High School Transcripts College Transcripts (if the student has attended any colleges previously) ACT or SAT scores (required only of entering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits) References (only if... [-]

Bachelor in Music

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

Whether you are interested in a major or minor in music education or performance, the music program places an emphasis on the development of your musical performance abilities. Many of Northeastern's faculty members have trained at some of the finest music schools and conservatories in the world. [+]

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). This site highlights the many exceptional academics, faculty, performances and programs produced through the department. Your learning is an important endeavor. We look forward to working with you as you take the next steps in your education and growth. Whether you are interested in a major or minor in music education or performance, the music program places an emphasis on the development of your musical performance abilities. Many of Northeastern's faculty members have trained at some of the finest music schools and conservatories in the world. This level of knowledge and experience, along with your personal investment, will make your studio lessons second-to-none. Participation in musical ensembles is a requirement of all music students, as well as attendance at live performances each semester. All students seeking admission to the music program must perform a live audition. Students enrolled as a Music major will earn the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree. Enrolled students choose an emphasis: vocal performance instrumental performance K-12 music education: vocal K-12 music education: instrumental Learning Requirements Emphasis Ia: Vocal Performance Required Courses ... [-]

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Flagstaff

This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian. [+]

Best Bachelors in Performing Arts in USA 2017/2018. Available Emphasis Areas: Instrumental - Emphasis Vocal - Emphasis This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian. This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance? Can you see yourself on a stage receiving a standing ovation for your musical talent? It’s with good reason that music is called the universal language. For most of us, it’s a never-ending inspiration—the soundtrack of our lives. If you’re inspired to compose a life in music, then one of our programs could be the perfect prelude. We provide a thriving environment for performance, study, creation, and work to help you develop into a well-rounded musician and equip you to become an accomplished performer. You will receive intensive private instruction with faculty musicians, plenty of performance experience, and strong academic preparation for traveling your musical path. The defining activity of your time in the School of Music will be performance. Through performance experience, you’ll develop poise and confidence and learn problem-solving skills transferable to other disciplines. Note: If you want to major in Performance, you must apply and be accepted to the School of Music’s program in addition to being admitted to the university.... [-]

Bachelor in Music Scoring & Composition

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Analyze dramatic scoring and compose film music in the style of selected historical periods and genres. [+]

BFA Music Scoring & Composition Unit Requirements Major Coursework Core 36 Units Major 42 Units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units TOTAL 132 units BFA Music Scoring and Composition Degree Requirements Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements: 3 Written Communication courses 1 Art Historical Awareness course 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Quantitative Literacy course 1 Cultural Ideas and Influences course 1 Employment Communications and Practices course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BFA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Listening Skills and Critical Analysis Analyze dramatic scoring and compose film music in the style of selected historical periods and genres Demonstrate thorough understanding of the language of music: harmony, melody and rhythm Demonstrate heightened listening skills and identify key musical components Production Techniques Demonstrate proficiency with software related to contemporary music production techniques Demonstrate proficiency with audio recording techniques, editing, and mixing Composition Construct effective music for different visual environments such as film, television, animation, games and commercials Design music which supports the emotional content of the visual image Orchestrate and arrange music Professional Readiness Produce work in a modeled professional environment, with a broad understanding of the sound/music post production workflow Create a compelling demo reel that demonstrates professional level competency Think critically and demonstrate flexibility in creating... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Redmond

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design is a four-year degree focusing on the creative principles of interactive sound design. This program combines foundational coursework in music – including [+]

Best Bachelors in Performing Arts in USA 2017/2018. The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design is a four-year degree focusing on the creative principles of interactive sound design. This program combines foundational coursework in music – including music history, composition, theory, and performance – with practical training in studio recording techniques and sound design principles. Students who successfully complete the BA in Music and Sound Design program will be able to create engaging game and film soundtracks by applying music concepts in a real-world studio setting, not just as a sound designer, but as an effective team member with a broad understanding of the game development process. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION The ideal candidate for the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design degree program will be passionate about music and able to demonstrate some proficiency in either voice or an instrument by recording a short performance for review by DigiPen's BA in Music and Sound Design admissions committee. More important than musicianship, however, is the applicant's ear: candidates should have an intuitive grasp of concepts such as pitch, intervals, melody, harmony, and rhythm, and how these elements coalesce to form unique musical expressions. TOPICS COVERED Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design program will focus on the following subjects: - Music, including music theory, music history, composition, and musicianship. In addition to classroom courses, the BAMSD program includes eight semester of private instruction in either an instrument or voice. - Studio recording techniques, including... [-]